|Birth: ||Dec. 4, 1915|
New Mexico, USA
|Death: ||Jan. 1, 2009|
"Hazel Doris Banks December 4, 1915 - January 1, 2009 SALEM - Doris Banks went home to the Lord on January 1, 2009. She was born in Roswell, New Mexico to Morton and Inez Chrisman. Her growing up years were spent in Arizona in the Phoenix and Flagstaff areas. Doris had a deep, abiding trust and faith in the Lord, exemplified by the life she lived so fully. Doris met a tall, dark, handsome cowboy at a country dance in Arizona who became her husband on September 5, 1936. His name was Wesley Banks and they were married for 63 years before he went to be with the Lord in 1999. They had a great marriage, starting with living on an Arizona cattle ranch, then in California, where Wesley worked as a cement finisher/brick mason at the San Diego Naval Base during WWII. In 1944, they moved to Oregon to a log cabin on 20 acres adjacent to Wesley's father's farm. When his father passed away, Wesley purchased the farm which Doris still owns. For the past few years Doris has resided in Salem with her daughter. Since 1944, Doris has attended the Merlin, Oregon Community Baptist Church where she is their oldest and longest attending member. She taught Sunday School, Bible School, started the Nursery, and served in several positions on the Missions Circle. Since moving to Salem, Doris has been attending the West Salem Foursquare Church. Doris is survived by her daughter, Evelyn Streeter Hardin of Salem, Oregon; daughter, Patricia Candela of Yankeetown, Florida; and son, Howard Banks of Lostine, Oregon. Another son, Thomas Banks, predeceased her. Doris is also survived by seven grandchildren, Don Streeter, Lisa Streeter Barraza, Laura Warner Theiss, Daniel Warner, Danby Anchors, David Banks, and Christa Banks Kobrzycki. She also left eleven great-grandchildren. All who knew Doris loved her. At church, people would come up to Doris to tell her what an inspiration she was to them. Doris loved poetry and music and could still quote entire poems learned as a youth in school. She enjoyed reading, especially her Bible, music, sewing, camping, rock hounding, pick nicking, and interacting with children. She had a good mind, loved people, and had a great sense of humor. Doris was affectionately known as "Grandma Banks" to her family as well as all their friends. A celebration of life will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 7, 2009 at West Salem Foursquare Church, Salem. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 24, 2009 at the Merlin Community Baptist Church in Merlin, Oregon. Interment will be at the Hillcrest Cemetery, Grants Pass, Oregon".
Published in the Statesman Journal from 1/4/2009 - 1/5/2009
Morton George Chrisman (1895 - 1987)
Clara Inez Phillips Chrisman (1895 - 1987)
Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery
Created by: G L O R Y B E ~ Gotta Lo...
Record added: Feb 03, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33512183
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